Mentos: The Freshmaker! Campiness was the key to success for this series of commercials for the chewy oblate spheroid that launched in 1991. In these spots, people facing everyday dilemmas would eat Mentos and spontaneously come up with a creative and funny way to solve their problem, backed up by a ridiculous jingle. In the first ad, which is perhaps the one that’s best remembered, a woman’s high heel tears her dress as she’s getting out of a car to attend a gala of some sort. She pops a Mento and is inspired to rip the entire bottom portion of the dress off. Problem solved! We can also be thankful that the campaign gave us this amazing Breaking Bad parody.